Bernabeu club turn up the pre-season heat on Mexican giants.
Chivas 0-3 Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo (73 ,76, 82)
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo scored three goals in a devastating nine to seal a 3-0 victory over Mexico’s Chivas Guadalajara.
Ronaldo, a former world footballer of the year, was thwarted by Chivas keeper Luis Michel in the first half of the friendly.
Michel stopped one of the Portuguese star’s signature free kicks in the 6th minute and shortly afterwards denied a Ronaldo header from a corner.
Ronaldo finally broke through in the 73rd minute, racing into the penalty area to meet a cross from Karim Benzema and fire beyond Michel with his right foot.
Three minutes later, Ronaldo converted a penalty after team-mate Pepe was brought down in the box by Chivas’ Omar Arellano.
Ronaldo completed his hat-trick with a blast to the lower right corner in the 82nd minute.
Real Madrid play Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union in Philadelphia on Saturday.